A statement just released from Hangar’s Facebook page has confirmed that the venue has closed with immediate effect.

The Dublin venue released a statement that read “The end of an era…

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Hangar is now closed with immediate effect. It has been well known that Hangar will eventually close its doors and sadly the time has come.

We had hoped to be able to throw a series of closing parties over the coming weeks to give the venue and all the people that have danced with us over the last four years a proper send-off but complications with the new lease holder means that it cannot happen.

Since work began on Hangar in September 2014, a dilapidated Warehouse venue off Dame Street has since transformed into a thriving hub for electronic music . We have to thank the countless international DJs that have joined us, the 100s of local DJs that have graced the Hangar main room, the staff and the promoters. The biggest thanks of all however goes to the thousands upon thousands of people that danced in the venue over the last 44 months; you were the heartbeat of the venue and we’re incredibly upset not to be able to close the doors having given the venue a proper closing party.

This is only a minor hiccup in Hangar’s story with Hangar 2.0 just around the corner (both literally and figuratively) so you’ll be hearing from us very soon.

Hangar Team.”

It had become common knowledge in Dublin that the venue was going to close and become a chain hotel but what will have come as a surprise is the manner in which it closed, without any sort of closing party. This news will come as a blow to electronic music fans in Dublin as quality venues become more scarce with each passing week, however, a silver lining is that the statement mentions that Hangar 2.0 is “both literally and figuratively around the corner” so maybe we don’t have too long to wait for its resurrection.

Keep it locked to Four Four for more news on Hangar as we get it.

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